Giving a Kid a New Saxophone
Founder & CEO Walter Parham mentored six (6) students at Duke Ellington Middle School (Jan-Jun 2022) in Detroit. He developed a point-system that motivated students to improve skills in technique, knowledge of music, production and performance. The three (3) students with the highest number of points will receive a brand new, shiny saxophone. Help us deliver! Donate $19.00 monthly or a one-time donation of your choice. If you wish to give more that nineteen dollars, move the arrow up to a higher number. One (1) means nineteen dollars. Two (2) means $38. Three (3) means $57, Four (4) means you wish to give $76 and so on.
Music is an art . . . it can be fun, but it is also work. Making music fun is not the foundation for developing a professional skill set. However, when that occurs, it’s the “icing on the cake!” The center of the cake must be technique, production and performance capabilities. That is exactly what CEO Walter Parham had in mind when he became the mentor for six (6) students at Duke Ellington Middle School in Detroit.
COMMUNITIES JOINING TOGETHER
CEO & FOUNDER CHRIS LAMBERT CEO & FOUNDER WALTER PARHAM
Two communities seek to join together and “create a smile with music.” CEO Walter Parham of Educational Arts Society presents a proposal to CEO Christopher Lambert of Life Remodeled to determine if the nonprofit’s subsidiary UMME Federation of Proteges will make its hub in one of Detroit’s success stories: LIFE REMODELED.
WHO IS LIFE REMODELED?
Life Remodeled is a nonprofit that combines financial resources and brain power to develop a community’s needs and relationships.
Its uniqueness lies in the ability to unite a community’s residents with investment decisions every step of the way. It does not enter a community asking, “Do you want us to come in with our money and develop a working community for you?” but says, “Let’s build a community that works for you and me.” And . . . they say, “The best place to start is building relationships–relationships that generate trust, respect and honor.”
WHAT IS THE UMME FEDERATION OF PROTEGES?
LIFE REMODELED says, “If you want to know our secret, join us!”
And. . . that is exactly what CEO Parham plans to do . . . join them. With a framework in hand, he and COO Dr. Mamie Smith met CEO Lambert and Innovation Society Director Brandi Haggins to map out a road map.
What is the UMME Federation of Proteges?
The UMME Federation of Proteges is an organization founded by CEO Parham that uses a military style format to combine the talents, skillsets and creativity of musicians and residents to integrate into a community and assist it in developing its determined musical needs, culture and vision.
Music integration and core values are at the core of what UMME seeks to accomplish. During the meeting, it was decided that the next step is for EAS to meet the Community Board of Directors. Stay tuned! In the meantime, view the video below that gives a glimpse of the UMME FEDERATION of PROTEGES.
Use the form to contact us for an application.
THOSE WE SERVE CANNOT STAND AND WAIT
“Empathy is the pathway to understanding. Understanding guides humanity’s steps in serving others.” This quote expresses the deep gratitude we feel from the words of Reverend Linda Lowery. Thank you so much!
WORDS OF APPRECIATION
I would like to express my utmost appreciation to you both, Dr. Smith, COO and Mr. Parham, CEO, for the pure delight and great joy my great grandson experienced upon receipt of his guitar. The moment he began to unpackage his guitar was a rare moment in time and the angels rejoiced with elation. I am attaching his note that he gave to me when I delivered his guitar in a hard case as Mr. Parham suggested. These few words may not encapsulate the pleasure I felt in my heart as I watched him embrace the moments of receiving a gift specifically realizing a dream come true.
I pray for all the recipients of such unique instrumental treasures, and I pray that the angels will carry your mission globally beyond your wildest imaginings. May God continue to bless you both in your every endeavors.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Rev. Linda Lowery
We Create a Smile with Music
There are many ways to “create a smile with music.” One of the ingredients of music is harmony. Gift giving, providing a service, taking a bag of groceries to hungry children, are ways of bringing harmony into a person’s life. But the most important way is to see each person as a child of God. That can be very challenging in the world we live in today. Daily, the television blasts images of hate, murder, theft, and greed. How do we handle them? I find the best way is to fill my own thoughts with love. Doing that, keeps evil images and thoughts from impacting what I think, say and do. Is it easy? No!
Those We Serve
Ukraine is an example of mortal mind’s thinking and doing! The horrors and atrocities are imprinted in thought. Learn to do what the old hymn says, “Take it to the Lord in prayer.” A humbling message the world is revealing is, “those we serve come in all colors, races, religions and genders.” War is destructive to adults, but it’s heart-wrenching to children. Man’s inhumanity to man looms at the forefront. The thought that keeps playing out in my mind is “love and goodness can never be destroyed.” I believe that is the world’s message to President Putin.
Finally, we are worn and weary. But the battle to continue . . .goes on. Those we serve… cannot stand and wait.
Educational Arts Society meets Detroit Athletic League because it desires a partnership with them. This Meeting will focus on what each organization’s mission is and how they achieve it. It will also determine if a partnership is feasible. The video is an overview of how both organizations will move forward.
PAL Director Maria Franklin EAS COO Dr. Mamie Smith
Dr. Smith believes the Meeting was productive and will follow-up with a document that summarizes the discussion. It’s all about kids!
CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
Create a Smile with Music: That is exactly what this guy does. And . . . he creates smiles worldwide, because he is Percussionist Carl Small of “The Four Tops.” You know . . . the internationally-known group from Motown.
SMILES COME IN TWO WAYS
Carl (Butch) Small wears at least (2) hats: Percussionist for the internationally renowned group known as “The Four Tops” and Vice President of Productions for “Educational Arts Society, a 501 c 3 nonprofit. In this video, he is reaching out to you to help “create a smile with music” by making a donation to kids who need an instrument to begin the long journey of becoming a musician.
VIEWING KIDS AS A BOARD MEMBER
Sitting on the Board, gives him a front row seat of children striving perhaps to become the next Carl Small. Music makes everyone’s life smoother and more relaxed. What would we do without the millions of musicians who touch our lives with music? Make a kid happy and give a hand @ https://easzmusic.org/donate. Wait . . . listen to Carl first . . .if you haven’t, by watching the one minute video.
THE CHRISTMAS TELETHON
Give an instrument to a kid. Maybe you were once a kid like this . . . wanting an instrument, but Mommy couldn’t buy one. Now . . . you can.
CREATE A MUSIC WITH MUSIC
The Christmas Telethon will give FREE instruments to children on December 14, 2021. Be there!
Create a Smile with Music Video
Educational Arts Society seeks to create an atmosphere where students will examine who they are, how they got there, and where they choose to go in the future, through self-analysis, determination, courage and inner growth, coupled with a chosen musical skill-set that will provide a pathway to future job opportunities and positive societal values
EAS Gives FREE Instruments and FREE Music Lessons.
Create a Smile with Music
Educational Arts Society gives FREE music lessons and FREE instruments to children. You can too! To give more than $10, use the up arrow. 2 means $20, 3 means $30, 4 means $40 and so on.
You may also click here to donate. Checks/money orders should be made payable to “Educational Arts Society” and mailed to: Educational Arts Society, PO Box 70894, Rochester, MI 48307.
Application for Free Instruments
248 599 – 2827
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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
“Twas the night before Christmas,” is a telethon sponsored by Educational Arts Society that will give aspiring young musicians FREE instruments! You know . . . things like violins, clarinets, keyboards. You can join the fun by having your child apply for a FREE instrument here.
Make a $20 donation or more to charity for your chance to win $200. To donate, see the form below.
The Christmas Telethon is
December 14, 2021
The Telethon will be on Youtube, Facebook Live and more. . .
Get ready for Christmas music, Christmas renditions of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” performances by local artists and holiday fun!
Give a gift to a child! Music can determine what path he/she will choose. Give a gift of LOVE.
Educational Arts Society is a 501 c 3 nonprofit that gives FREE music lessons and FREE instruments to children. Donations are tax deductible and can also be sent to: Educational Arts Society, PO Box 70894, Rochester, MI 48307.
Christmas Telethon Donation
Give a gift of Love! Help a young aspiring musician begin the journey of musicianship. Your donation of $20 or more gives you a chance to win $200. To donate more than $20. . .use the up arrow (2 means $40, 3 means $60 and so on) or click the link below.
Checks/money orders may also be made payable to: Educational Arts Society and mailed to Educational Arts Society, P.O. Box 70894, Rochester, MI 48307.